Smartest Dog Breeds
Dog Intelligence Ranking
What are the smartest dog breeds?
And how is dog intelligence measured?
Intelligence Ranking of Dog Breeds
Data collected from over 200 dog obedience judges
in Canada and the US showed differences in working and obedience
intelligence of different breeds.
Top 10 smartest dog breeds and the AKC's breed
- Border Collie - the most intelligent dog breed
this breed is the world's premier sheep herder, prized for its
intelligence, extraordinary instinct, and working ability.
smart and active. Bred to retrieve things from the water. The miniature
variety may have been used for truffle hunting.
- German Shepherd
leading police, guard, and military dog -- and a loving family
companion and herder.
eager to please. Bred as a hunting companion; ideal as a guide and as
assistance with search-and-rescue operations.
Known for its
stamina and speed. Bred to be a guardian and in demand as a police and
is essentially a miniature working Collie. A rough-coated, longhaired
working breed that is keenly intelligent. Excels in herding.
sporting and family dog. Gentle and intelligent.
A happy, alert
breed that isn't shy or aggressive. Known as Dwarf Spaniels in the 16th
and 17th centuries, they reach 8-11 inches high.
powerful, the breed is happiest with a job. Suitable as a police dog,
herder, service dog, therapy dog, obedience competitor, and devoted
a job like herding, obedience, or agility. Energetic and intelligent.
Dog Intelligence Test
Author of the bestselling book, The Intelligence of Dogs,
neuropsychologist Stanley Coren, PhD, uses trainability as a guage for
Using assessments of 110 breeds by more than 200
professional dog obedience judges, scores were tabulated based on
working and obedience tests.
The top 10 intelligent breeds of dogs learned commands in less than five
repetitions. And obeyed them 95% or more of the time.
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